Friday, 1 November 2013

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Heights

This Theme Day topic inspired me to climb 
Coventry Cathedral's Tower
and look into Coventry's historic Cathedral ruins.


Just 180 stairs to the parapet where I am standing.  

The photo (below) looking up is taken from inside 
The Cappers' Chapel (room on right).


See the crossbar support? It runs parallel to the tower's parapet 
 where I was standing looking down into the Cathedral ruins.  
The spire to the right is Holy Trinity Church Spire.


The photo above will give you an idea how the
new Cathedral joins the Old Cathedral.  

The photo below is looking into Bayley Lane.  The 
buildings you see are historic, surviving WWII bombings.


It is wonderful that the outer walls of Coventry Cathedral
together with the Tower and Spire remain.
This is a place where visitors can explore, learn
and remember. A climb up the Tower is a 'must do'.
You can take your time - I did :).  

If you would like to read more about Coventry Cathedral 
(new and old) please follow the link - Coventry Cathedral.

Participating in CDP Theme Day - Heights

Have a super weekend!

30 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Awesome view from up there, though so sad to see the place looking so bare from the bombing in the war.

RedPat said...

Good for you - 180 steps but worth it for the view!

Stuart said...

What fabulous shots taken at a fabulous landmark. I visited the cathedral a couple of years ago and was just entranced by it. I don't remember that it was possible then to climb up. I would have loved to. Now I want to go back.

Gerald (SK14) said...

Well done for climbing up so we could share the views from the comfort of our chairs.

William Kendall said...

Amazing view! I'd love to have a go at getting up there for myself!

Fun60 said...

I never realised you could climb up the tower. Thanks for that astonishing view of the new attached to the old.

VP said...

Thanks for the beautiful image and the explanation.

magiceye said...

Lovely takes!!

Linda said...

Makes me a little dizzy!

Stephanie said...

Lovely view. I am afraid of heights, glad you got up there to take these great shots.

Petrea Burchard said...

You did it! I've been looking forward to this post. I like all the details but I have a favorite: the moss-covered gargoyle.

hamilton said...

This shows a great perspective of the interior and shell of the old cathedral. And quite a contrast to the new one, which almost seems to dwarf the old!

 gmirage said...

I will take that challenge of going up 180 stairs! Great view from up there and I'm sure it would be different in every season!

Aussie in France said...

That's certainly an interesting perspective! There are still so many places in England I havne't yet seen.(Blois Daily Photo)

Mo said...

Well we are glad you made that climb, a real treat to see those views

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful views and nice contrasts between old and new.
Good choice for this theme.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Interesting and striking contribution to the theme day. Have a good weekend!

Lowell said...

That's about 179 too many steps for me, but what great views from on high. To see the entire nave, chancel, altar - pretty cool!

william braquemard said...

The exercise is good for you and well worth it for the views.

Deb said...

Nice set of pics Lauren, love that last one with the new Cathedral and the old Gargoyle.

Jack said...

The places you go and the things you do in service to this blog! Great views from up there,

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What! Only 180 steps..eh! An easy climb...only kidding :) Every view from this amazing cathedral is so special..I wonder if that was the reason this spot was picked all those years ago?

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

What a view! Gorgeous shots as always!

Peter said...

Wow the view is superb.

LOLfromPasa said...

I really enjoyed looking at all the contributions for City Daily Photo's Theme Day - Heights. Amazing ideas had by all. Thank you for the comments left here. Appreciated. It took me 39 years (when I moved to Coventry) to finally make the climb...so glad.

PerthDP - You have raised an interesting question, Grace. I will keep and eye out for the answer :).

Cloudia said...

Do they display the "three nail cross" prominently?



jeannettestgermain said...

Thank you for taking those 180 steps for us! Is the Holy Trinity church still in use?

LOLfromPasa said...

Cloudia - To answer your question, I think I will show you. Aiming for next week. I'll let you know in advance.

Jeanette - The Coventry Cathedral is the main focal spot for worship but there are services in The Old Cathedral from time to time as well as many other events suitable for that location. Holy Trinity Church next door is also open for worship. Another beautiful church that survived WWII.

JM said...

What a great set of photos! Perfect for theme day.

LOLfromPasa said...

Thanks, JM :).